The very last Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition to be produced for the North American market has sold for $76,400 at auction.
Number 1,600 of 1,600, it is the second Evolution Final Edition to have been auctioned after the very first unit was sold by Mitsubishi last December for $46,200.
All the money from the auction will benefit Feeding America Riverside|San Bernardino and the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. Through these charities, almost 230,000 meals will be provided to those in need.
Following the auction, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Mitsubishi Motors North America, Don Swearingen, said “We’re thrilled to see the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition US1600 car generate so much interest and command a top price. “It’s a fitting and deserving finality to the Evolution nameplate to go out with so much excitement and make an impact that is sure to last a very long time to drive out hunger.”
Underpinning the Lancer Evolution Final Edition is the company’s famed 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, tuned to deliver 303 hp, making it the most powerful mass-produced Evolution variant ever built. Mated to this engine is a 5-speed manual transmission and complemented with Bilstein shock absorbers, Eibach springs and the Japanese firm’s advanced all-wheel drive system.